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[movies]Returning to the River - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, explores Samuel Clemens' decision to write the "definitive work on the Mississippi Valley" after he had moved to Hartford, Connecticut.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 28
[movies]River Characters - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses the types of people that Samuel Clemens encountered as he traveled the Mississippi River.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Sam...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 34
[movies]Nook Farm - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses the Clemens' house in the Hartford, Connecticut area called Nook Farm.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' public...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 29
[movies]River Life - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Samuel Clemens experiences traveling on the Mississippi River throughout his life, especially dealing with con-artists and other early "swindlers."The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 38
[movies]Remembering the River - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Mark Twain's writing processThe clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain, placi...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 25
[movies]Samuel Clemens, the Publishing Business - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Clemens' early dispatches from the Holy Land and Europe, and how Elijah Bliss of the American Publishing Company capitalized on these and led to further success.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 26
[movies]Steamboats and Railroads - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses how the Civil War accelerated the downfall of steamboats as a means of transportation for industry, and the rise of the railroad as the default mode of transportation. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 36
[movies]Go West - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses why Samuel Clemens left riverboating and struck out for the frontier of the American West.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Sa...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 43
[movies]From Samuel Clemens to Mark Twain - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the development of the Mark Twain literary persona.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark T...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 25
[movies]The Mississippi Changes Course - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, talks about the changing characteristics of the Mississippi River and how Mark Twain intertwined this theme throughout his literary works.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mississippi River; Mark Twain
Downloads: 23
[movies]Getting Started as a Writer - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, describes the genesis behind Samuel Clemens becoming Mark Twain, the writer.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publicatio...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 35
[movies]Christianity and Courtship - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the role of Christianity in the courtship rituals in the period of Reconstruction following the U.S. Civil War.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Christianity
Downloads: 23
[movies]Life on the Mississippi - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses the writing process behind Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi.  The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publicat...
Keywords: Mark Twain; Samuel Clemens; Mississippi River
Downloads: 23
[movies]Mark Twain and American Letters - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Twain's influences as a writer, and how it differentiated him from the "literary elite" of the American Northeast of the late 19th century.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 36
[movies]Steamboat Racing, Part 2 - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of steamboat racing on the Mississippi River in the 1800s. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Steamboats; Mississippi River
Downloads: 26
[movies]Samuel Clemens, River Pilot, Part II - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of Samuel Clemens. This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain, placing special ...
Keywords: Mark Twain; Samuel Clemens; Mississippi River; Steamboats
Downloads: 55
[movies]Samuel Clemens, River Pilot, Part I - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of Samuel Clemens. This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain, placing special ...
Keywords: Mark Twain, steamboats, Mississippi River, Samuel Clemens
Downloads: 61
[movies]Steamboat Racing, Part I - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of steamboat racing on the Mississippi River in the 1800s. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under ...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Steamboats; Mississippi River
Downloads: 53
[movies]Steamboat Accidents - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the topic of steamboat accidents on the Mississippi River in the 1800s. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications un...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Steamboats
Downloads: 33
[movies]Myth and Reality in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, discusses the fact and fiction contained within Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 59
[movies]Mark Twain and the Post-War South - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the transition of the industrial economy between the Civil War and the first World War, and how this differed in the North and the South.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 32
[audio]My Platonic Sweetheart by Mark Twain - John Greenman
"My Platonic Sweetheart" is a short dream narrative written by American writer Mark Twain. It was originally entitled âThe Lost Sweetheartâ and written between Jul-Aug 1898, but only published in 1912.
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; love affair; sweetheart
Downloads: 51
[movies]Mark Twain and the Genteel Tradition - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Mark Twain's response to "genteel culture" and sentimental realism.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under th...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 27
[movies]The Ambivalent Mark Twain - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the origins of the pen-name Mark Twain, and Clemens' relationship with the economy of the Gilded Age. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of S...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 41
[movies]Samuel Clemens, Businessman - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Samuel Clemens' various forays into business.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of ...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 34
[movies]Always a New River - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In these clips, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes Samuel Clemens' challenges of learning to pilot the nuances and changes of the Mississippi River and how it later informed his writing. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 18
[movies]Horace Bixby - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the famed steamboat pilot, Horace Bixby. Bixby met Samuel Clemens aboard the steamer Paul Jones in 1857, and later agreed to take him on as an apprentice. This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website (http://dig.lib.niu.edu/twain/), which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Steamboats; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 51
[audio]Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. This was the last story published by Twain, a few months before he died. The story follows Captain Elias Stormfield on his extremely long cosmic journey to heaven. It deals with the obsession of souls with the "celebrities" of heaven, like Adam and Moses, who according to Twain become as distant to most people in heaven as living celebrities are on Earth...
Keywords: Humor; Samuel Clemens; short stories; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 3,939
[movies]Olivia Langdon Clemens - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Samuel Clemens' relationship with his wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under th...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River
Downloads: 53
[audio]The Ordeal of Mark Twain - Van Wyck Brooks
LibriVox recording of The Ordeal of Mark Twain, by Van Wyck Brooks. Read by Lucretia B. This book, published in 1920, analyzes the literary progression of Samuel Clemens and his shortcomings (which are debatable). Brooks attributes Clemens' increasing sense of pessimism to the repression of his creative spirit due largely to his mother and his wife. (Summary by Wikipedia and Lucretia B.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other for...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Mark Twain; Samuel Clemens; biography
Downloads: 846
[movies]Powers of Observation - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, discusses how Mark Twain's riverboat experiences contributed to his powers of observation.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Steamboating; Writing
Downloads: 32
[movies]Mark Twain and American Racial Attitudes - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In these clips, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes the "odyssey of awareness" relating to racial attitudes that Mark Twain went through over the years.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Race; Slavery
Downloads: 22
[movies]The Young Sam Clemens - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes Samuel Clemens' boyhood and early work experiences. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publ...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Typesetting; Journalism; Mining; Satire
Downloads: 32
[movies]Remember the Mississippi - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Samuel Clemens' childhood in Hannibal, Missouri.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twai...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Hannibal; Missouri; Mississippi River
Downloads: 19
[movies]River Transportation and Economic Development - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses how increased traffic on the Mississippi River in the mid-1800s gave rise to enormous economic development through the Mississippi Valley.This clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit...
Keywords: Mark Twain; Samuel Clemens; Mississippi River; Economic Development; Steamboats
Downloads: 45
[audio]The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut by Mark Twain - John Greenman
Mark Twain comes face to face with his Conscience, in a life and death battle that gets resolved, in the end, by his complete victory over it.
Keywords: Twain; conscience; short story; Mark Twain; Samuel Clemens; irony; comedy
Downloads: 46
[movies]Samuel and Olivia - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Samuel Clemens relationship ith his wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publication...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Olivia Langdon Clemens
Downloads: 60
[movies]Hartford, Connecticut - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the American Studies Program at Stanford University, describes how Sam Clemens' marriage to Olivia Langdon was certainly one of the "pauper becoming the prince," and why the couple relocated to Hartford, Connecticut from Buffalo, New York. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Un...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Olivia Langdon Clemens; Hartford; Connecticut
Downloads: 33
[audio]An Interview with Mark Twain by Rudyard Kipling - John Greenman
In 1889, Rudyard Kipling, a star-struck young writer, determined to find and interview the legendary Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), searches for and finally finds the American treasure in his Elmira, New York home. The ensuing encounter, though short, reveals new information about both writers and was published in 1890.
Keywords: Mark Twain; Ruyard Kipling; Samuel Clemens; interview; humor
Downloads: 72
[audio]A Horse's Tale - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of A Horse's Tale, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. A Horse's Tale is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), written partially in the voice of Soldier Boy, who is Buffalo Bill's favorite horse, at a fictional frontier outpost with the U.S. 7th Cavalry. With a fanciful mix of points of view, we hear the story of Cathy and her relationship with Soldier Boy and the soldiers of the 7th Cavalry...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; animals; Wild West; short story; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 4,987
[movies]Samuel Clemens and the Law - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses Samuel Clemens and literary piracy, and his early advocation for copyright laws. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' public...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Copyright Law; Literary Piracy; Mark Twain
Downloads: 21
[audio]Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2 - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte". De Conte is identified as Joan's page and secretary. For those who've always wanted to "get behind" the Joan of Arc story and to better understand just what happened, Twain's narrative makes the story personal and very accessible...
Keywords: Historical fiction; history; Samuel Clemens; literature; Librivox; audiobook
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[movies]Mark Twain and Slavery - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses how Samuel Clemens' attitudes on slavery changed over time.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications unde...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Slavery; Civil War
Downloads: 84
[audio]The Awful German Language - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of The Awful German Language, by Mark Twain. Read by Kirsten Wever. This long essay is a work of mock philology, one of several appendices to Twain’s travel novel, A Tramp Abroad. In it, Twain explains, complains about, and shows how one might improve upon various aspects of the (awful) German language. His examples of precisely how the German language is awful include the famed “separable verb” – which allows one to put the first part of a given verb at the beginning ...
Keywords: Humor; languages; travel; essay; Samuel Clemens; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 12,173 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]In Defense of Harriet Shelley - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of In Defense of Harriet Shelley, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Mark Twain pulls no punches while exposing the "real" Percy Shelley in this scathing condemnation of Edward Dowden's "Life of Shelley". Even though, as Twain writes, "Shelley's life has the one indelible blot upon it, but is otherwise worshipfully noble and beautiful", Twain shows how Shelley's extra-marital conduct might easily be seen to have been the cause of his wife Harriet's suicide...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; Samuel Clemens; essays; Percy Bysshe Shelley; suicide
Downloads: 2,988
[audio]Sketches New and Old - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of Sketches New and Old, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. This collection of 63 writings by Mark Twain was published in 1875. Among other sketches, it contains "The Jumping Frog" in the original English, followed by a French translation (read here by Caroline Mittler) which Twain re-translated into English, showing how the French translation of his work was "badly flawed." In many of these sketches, Twain shows his talent for outrageous and hilarious inventiveness, often ...
Keywords: Humor; short stories; literature; Samuel Clemens; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 6,993
[movies]River Pilot as King - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Robert H. Hirst, General Editor for the Mark Twain Project, and Curator of Mark Twain Papers at the University of California-Berkeley, discusses Samuel Clemens' riverboating experiences.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Horace Bixby; Riverboats; Steamboats; Mississippi River
Downloads: 30
[audio]Essays on Paul Bourget - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of Essays on Paul Bourget, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Collection of short essays concerning French novelist and critic Paul Bourget. Included: "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us" and "A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget". (Summary by John Greenman) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: Humor; essay; Samuel Clemens; Paul Bourget; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 1,512 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Retreat of the Steamboats - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, talks about the decline of the steamboat trade on the Mississippi River.The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the nam...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Steamboats; Civil War
Downloads: 26
[movies]Leaving the River - Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
In this clip, Gregg Camfield, Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California at Merced, discusses the reasons Samuel Clemens decided to give up steamboating on the Mississippi River. The clip comes from the Mark Twain's Mississippi website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit. The Mark Twain's Mississippi site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publ...
Keywords: Samuel Clemens; Mark Twain; Mississippi River; Steamboats; Civil War; Slavery; Agriculture; Gunships; Abolitionists
Downloads: 29
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